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      09-05-2019 03:53 PM #1
      Anyone attempt to swap the glass with aspeherical? I found an oem set on European eBay for $169 and it even had the auto dim function. Should be a simple swap.

      Having trouble finding the passenger side though.

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      09-05-2019 04:01 PM #2
      Look for UK-spec mirror lens. They drive on the wrong side of the road.
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      09-05-2019 04:53 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Look for UK-spec mirror lens. They drive on the wrong side of the road.
      Yeah but the driver's side is almost always auto dim and there is no wiring for it on the passenger side. So I don't want that. If I could find a non auto dim aspherical uk mirror for the right side, maybe.

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      09-05-2019 05:16 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Yeah but the driver's side is almost always auto dim and there is no wiring for it on the passenger side. So I don't want that. If I could find a non auto dim aspherical uk mirror for the right side, maybe.
      If you bothered checking UK ebay…instead of making excuses by arguing why it's not possible.

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswage...QAAOSwKc1c0thX

      You'll see this one only has the contacts for the heated function.
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      09-05-2019 05:43 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      If you bothered checking UK ebay…instead of making excuses by arguing why it's not possible.

      https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Volkswage...QAAOSwKc1c0thX

      You'll see this one only has the contacts for the heated function.
      Take a chill pill. I'm not making excuses I'm telling you what I want and that I'm having problems finding it. That link is for an unbranded piece of glass. I want oem.

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      09-05-2019 06:47 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      Look for UK-spec mirror lens. They drive on the wrong side of the road.
      Technically its not a lens, but shaped mirror.

      The other thing is that the Brits drive on a different side of the road -its not wrong but just different.... we also drink warm beer. To each his own.

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      11-29-2019 04:23 PM #7
      Finally got my oem auto dim aspherical mirror from overseas. Took forever to arrive and it came off an eu Arteon. I'll try to get it installed this weekend.


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      11-29-2019 05:54 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Finally got my oem auto dim aspherical mirror from overseas. Took forever to arrive and it came off an eu Arteon. I'll try to get it installed this weekend.
      Nice find! I did this for my CC. It's very helpful.

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      11-29-2019 06:36 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sdvolksGTi View Post
      Nice find! I did this for my CC. It's very helpful.
      Yeah it was a bitch to find because of the autodim. All the ones I found were normal non autodim. And there were a ton of knock off aftermarket ones too.

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      11-30-2019 05:22 PM #10
      Finally got the aspherical mirror installed. Broke the original glass getting it off but didn't really care. Autodim works too






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      11-30-2019 08:04 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Finally got my oem auto dim aspherical mirror from overseas. Took forever to arrive and it came off an eu Arteon. I'll try to get it installed this weekend.
      Excellent upgrade! How much did you end up paying, with exchange rate and shipping?
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      11-30-2019 08:48 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Finally got my oem auto dim aspherical mirror from overseas. Took forever to arrive and it came off an eu Arteon. I'll try to get it installed this weekend.


      Very nice and useful upgrade - I’ve been tempted to do the same, but short on time. I don't understand why the USA market doesn’t adopt these mirror optics - they have been around since the early 90’s in Germany.

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      11-30-2019 08:52 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by michaelj05 View Post
      Excellent upgrade! How much did you end up paying, with exchange rate and shipping?
      $70.72 with exchange rate and no foreign transaction fees on amex. I got in on eBay.de used from a euro Arteon (oem). Be careful there are a lot of knock offs out there.
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      11-30-2019 08:54 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by SDArteon View Post
      Very nice and useful upgrade - I’ve been tempted to do the same, but short on time. I don't understand why the USA market doesn’t adopt these mirror optics - they have been around since the early 90’s in Germany.
      Some US models did. I had a 99 Saab 95 sedan and an 04 Saab 93 convert, and both had them from the factory on the driver's side. They can't do passenger side in the US since the "objects in mirror are closer than they appear" is a federal regulation. Very happy with the mod.

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      12-07-2019 05:37 AM #15
      [QUOTE=ice4life;113916771]Finally got my oem auto dim aspherical mirror from overseas. Took forever to arrive and it came off an eu Arteon. I'll try to get it installed this weekend.


      Would you happen to have the p/n for the mirror?

      Thanks,
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      12-07-2019 10:12 AM #16
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      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Finally got my oem auto dim aspherical mirror from overseas. Took forever to arrive and it came off an eu Arteon. I'll try to get it installed this weekend.


      Would you happen to have the p/n for the mirror?

      Thanks,
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      3G0.857.521.A

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      12-07-2019 10:11 PM #17
      Try here:

      https://www.e-acca.com/

      Let us know how it goes.

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      12-08-2019 10:06 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by DaveR411 View Post
      Try here:

      https://www.e-acca.com/

      Let us know how it goes.

      Dave.
      Not sure if this is for me, but I already installed it. Got it on eBay.de

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      12-08-2019 02:06 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Not sure if this is for me, but I already installed it. Got it on eBay.de
      But did you ever find the RH aspherical mirror? Would the p/n be 3G0-857-522-A? Try here:

      https://www.e-acca.com/search.html?a...&change-lng=ru

      And, only rub. 2 835.00 (USD $43.76)!
      (Google translator works wonders!)
      Hope that helps.
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      Last edited by DaveR411; 12-08-2019 at 02:32 PM.

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      12-08-2019 03:17 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by DaveR411 View Post
      But did you ever find the RH aspherical mirror? Would the p/n be 3G0-857-522-A? Try here:

      https://www.e-acca.com/search.html?a...&change-lng=ru

      And, only rub. 2 835.00 (USD $43.76)!
      (Google translator works wonders!)
      Hope that helps.
      Dave.
      Oh thanks! I actually think I'm gonna leave the regular mirror on the passenger side.

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      12-09-2019 08:12 AM #21
      Arteon mirrors:

      LHD
      3G0 857 521 - aspherical no auto dim left driver side
      3G0 857 521A -aspherical auto dim left driver side
      3G0 857 522 convex no auto dim - right passenger side

      RHD - UK
      3G0 857 522 A - aspherical no auto dim right side
      3G0 857 522 B - aspherical auto dim right side

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